Robotics competition brings middle, high school students to Louisiana Tech

Jan 15, 2013 | Engineering and Science

Middle and high school students from north Louisiana will descend on the campus of Louisiana Tech University for the Red Stick Robotics LaTech VEX Robotics Competition, January 19 in Louisiana Tech’s Student Center.
Teams from throughout the region will come together for a non-stop, action-packed day of competition where they will battle against each other with robots created from the VEX Robotics Design System.  Participants will square off in the Sack Attack, developed by VEX Robotics, Inc. and the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, leaders in educational and competitive robotics.
Teams in this year’s competition represent Wossman High School, Saline High School, Carroll High School, St. Fredericks High School, Point Coupee High School, Ruston High School, Lovejoy High School, and St. John Parochial School.
The Red Stick Robotics LaTech VEX Robotics Competition is one in a series tournaments supported by the REC Foundation and various national, regional and local sponsors.  The competition season culminates each spring with the top performing teams from local and state VEX Robotics Competitions competing against each other at the VEX Robotics World Championship held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Ca.
At the World Championship, the most exemplary teams will have the opportunity to challenge their peers and top-ranked teams from Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, India, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom and the U.S.  The World Championship also welcomes teams from other competitions that are using the VEX Robotics Design System.
Written by Catherine Fraser –